May 2022

Ampliphae

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Ampliphae’s SaaSGuard products help enterprises to discover, assess and mitigate the risks associated with use of Cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. Ampliphae will use the technology with their network sensor for monitoring SaaS usage.

Chevin Technology

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Chevin Technology delivers high performance, configurable Ethernet IP Cores for Xilinx FPGAs. Its goal is to provide reliable, hardware accelerator capabilities for Xilinx FPGAs that are cost effective and straightforward to implement into client’s projects, using a minimum of FPGA resources. Chevin Technology will evaluate if their patent-pending authentication and authorisation technology can run in software without compromising the level of security from running it in a FPGA.

DataCore Software UK

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DataCore Software has pioneered storage virtualisation since its formation in 1998. It delivers the industry’s most flexible, intelligent, and powerful software-defined storage solutions for block, file and object storage, helping more than 10,000 customers worldwide modernize how they store, protect, and access data. The company’s comprehensive product suite, intellectual property portfolio, and its unrivalled experience in storage virtualisation and advanced data services position DataCore as the authority on software-defined storage. The company has a worldwide base, with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and sales, support and development teams based in Reading, UK.

Inventia

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Based in Sci-Tech Daresbury, Inventia UK is a technology & innovation company providing disrupting and innovative end-to-end solutions for the telecoms and the IoT sectors. Inventia will develop a server backend using the Morello board for SIM-based localisation services for mobile operators.

Ioetec

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Ioetec have developed a full stack software solution to secure Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This ensures that the data is secure in transit and at rest from the sensors where the data is generated, through to the user where it is consumed. Ioetec will use the Morello hardware as a gateway solution for IoT.

Praeferre

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Praeferre is a mobile based application to enable individuals to manage their data privacy and sharing preferences for all their digital touch-points through a single window agonistic to app and websites.

RealVNC

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The original developer and provider of VNC® remote access and control software. RealVNC will be porting their VNC solutions to the Morello board.

Riskoa

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Riskoa is a British limited company providing digital solutions for water management, assessment, and remote monitoring. Riskoa will be porting existing software for water monitoring sensors to the Morello board.

SensorIT

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SensorIT is a technology provider within the Internet of Things (IoT) sphere that develops prototypes and technologies applicable to a range of different sectors. SensorIT is planning to test the Morello board with their bed occupancy sensor.

Trèsbian

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Trèsbian will aim to provide a lightweight, secure UK-based Debian distribution for Arm-based single-board computers. To collaborate with original authors, be aggressively open, build first-hand experience and lead by example.

September 2022

Cambridge Consultants

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World leading product development and technology consulting firm providing business consultancy in technology-critical issues to clients worldwide.

Aim: Explore the potential for CHERI-based platforms to deliver improved security for their clients' products. Understand how readily existing designs can be ported to and make use of the security features of the new architecture.

Can-Phantom

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Manufacturer and supplier of an advanced aftermarket vehicle security system, the CAN-PHANTOM vehicle immobiliser.

Aim: Prototype an advanced vehicle security and tracking system. With more devices becoming permanently connected to the Internet, such as safety-critical systems on vehicles, they are focusing on the digital security of such devices.

Cedyr

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Supplier of robust and secure battery power systems, smart regulators, and communication modules.

Aim: Secure the IEC 61850 protocol for electrical sub-stations.

Donaa

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DONAA deliver a powerful tool to detect defects in real-time during high value 3D printing, enabling their customers to save costs and protect the environment.

Aim: Leverage the expertise, hardware and software provided by DSbD Technology Access Programme to enable error-free 3D printing.

Dynamic Devices

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Dynamic Devices provide a range of embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) integration services, supporting their clients from concept and prototyping to post-sale platform support.

Aim: Work with the existing Morello build support and integrate this to the greatest extent possible into the Yocto Embedded Linux build system.

Katlas

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Developers and vendors of the Katlas Open Source blockchain platform, written from the ground up to be secure, sharable and scalable.

Aim: Port their platform to the Morello/CHERI environment and explore ways in which blockchain can be used to securely connect networked Morello boards within the DSbD Technology Access Programme.

L3 Harris

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From 15 UK sites, L3 Harris Technologies deliver unique capabilities across air, land, sea, space and cyber for military, security and commercial customers, worldwide.

Aim: Focus on shortening their certification process by being secure by design.

Leo CybSec

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Leo Cybsec help businesses realise and mitigate cyber security challenges by extending their consulting services and solutions.

Aim: Utilise the latest cutting edge technologies and models to develop a solution with maximum protection enabled at both application and hardware level.

Metrarc

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Metrarc use novel technology for deriving secure encryption keys from the properties of digital systems, addressing a major area in the security domain.

Aim: Develop a practical implementation of their Trusted Ring Security product on the capability hardware prototype and evaluate the practical opportunity for the adoption of the Morello technology.

MBDA UK Ltd

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Integrated defence company providing missiles and missile systems for each branch of the armed forces (air, sea, land) part of a multinational group working across France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Aim: Study how the CHERI architecture could impact software design philosophies, and how it could support their need to meet required safety standards. For example, by enabling compartmentalisation of the different processes running on a device.

Oxon.Tech

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Oxfordshire based IT specialists providing SME IT support as well as development and innovative R&D projects.

Aim: Investigate the use of DSbD within a tracking and situational awareness platform designed for the UK's Fire and Rescue sector as well as defence/security.

Pytilia

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Pytilia is a new, fast-growing software company based out of Belfast, Northern Ireland. They provide a full stack enterprise capability from UI/UX design through to OS kernel/driver developments.

Aim: Explore the application of DSbD to technology infrastructure (storage, networking and virtualised compute) to better understand any measurable performance cost incurred in the use of CHERI.

Swansea University

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Swansea University is a research-led university funded in 1920. Working with partners and collaborators across the globe their research delivers significant and valuable economic and societal impact in Wales, UK and internationally.

Aim: Evaluate the feasibility of the DSbD technologies for connected vehicles. The study aims to validate whether these technologies help to secure the telematics units without sacrificing their performance functionalities.

Tot Ei

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Cambridge based consultancy Tot Ei is trusted by some of the world's biggest brands to evolve wireless communications ambitions into reality.

Aim: Focus their main area of investigation around the resilience of a Wi-Fi supplicant to over the air attack.

Delivered by Digital Catapult, funded by UKRI through the Digital Security by Design programme.